Bioterrorism Awareness Education Program

Bioterrorism Awareness Education Program for small, mid-sized and economically disadvantaged family farms and other populations. The objectives are:

  • To increase the awareness and knowledge of on-farm bio-security and assessment of present on-farm security in areas of production systems, harvesting, processing, handling, distribution and marketing of food products is needed to determine the changes that are needed to improve bio-security and reduce vulnerability and to enhance the capabilities of farms' bio-security and homeland security.


The potential audience is small animal producers who should be made aware of the potential impact that zoonotic disease-causing organisms can have on humans and animals and their role and responsibility in response to bioterrorism on farms or in the general population.  The activities include conducting workshops and presenting information at workshops on Bioterrorism Awareness Education: Zoonotic Diseases to small, limited resource and economically disadvantaged and other Goat and Sheep Producers attending Goat Certification Course.  The projected impact is that these small animal producers should have increased awareness of the potential impact that zoonotic disease-causing organisms can have on humans and animals and their role and responsibility in response to bioterrorism on farms or in the general population.